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accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> you're looking live picture from nasa tv. its spacewalk, the final spacewalk of the space shuttle era. two astrona
of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out andnd doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter: hearts pounding, we follow our own footsteps across the canal. >> it is a good day. >> reporter: after we leave, joneneupdates our team with facebook messages. >> we have worked more ieds than any marine team in the country since march. shortly after y'all left, things got pretty hairy. we spent a few days fighting
. >> not easy here. in shadows of the mountain where taliban move up ancient buddhas. i rarely saw a woman on the streets. >> intent to prove a new economic model. we can run and fund many social benefits. through this cycle of rug sales. >> sales is what she does best she spends time back in chicago. creating new retail outlets with designers ordering custom rugs. >> have you to one, make sure you realize how much time this is going to take. you don't have to think about it with as much passion you did as your former career. >> based on impact, the u.s. military is taking her to other parts of the country hoping she can replicate her operations as part of the mission to help afghans carve out a few you're in this difficult place. >> when i saw afghanistan, and saw the plight of women there, i knew that whatever i did would be an improvement. i just sort of jumped in the pond. >> for next tracks, and abc 7 news. >> you can see more of the reports at abc 7 news.com under see it on tv. we'll link to you mike's next tracks facebook change. >> change is coming to our weather, but slowly in kre
to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t tt last day of the month so we can
begin with the developing story overseas. the taliban claims to have captured and executed a nato soldier in southern afghanistan. the british defense ministry confirms that one of its soldiers is missing. >>> we're following another developing story, this one off baja, california, where a tourist fishing boat carrying 44 people, most of them americans, capsized in heavy seas during a thunderstorm. one of the american tourists had died. and eight people are missing. some survivors were able to swim the shore. but they had to hike for quite some time to get help because the area is so remote. >> the reports that we received of the people who have been recovered are 27 u.s. passengers, mostly came from the northern californian area. the remaining 17 are the crew members aboard the vessel. >> the coast guard is helping the mexican navy search the area. seven of the eight people still missing are tourists. >>> and montana's governor is accusing exxon mobil of downplaying the extent of this weekend's oil spill in the yellowstone river. the company says the oil leaked from a pipeline wa
to 11.9%. that a 50% decline when the taliban tax initiative went into effect 23 years ago. they put a 25 cent tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the state. smoking rates have gone down for men and women. >> part of san francisco's most crowded streets has breathing room. they have replaced parking spots with sidewalk extensions. it creates more walking space and gives people a chance to stop. >> there are benches, there is landscaping, there is tables where people can have some coffee. >> an estimated 100,000 people converge on powell street near the cable turnaround most weekends. free wi-fi offered in this part of union square. >> emmy nominations are out. they were announced in los angeles. one of the announcers melissa mccarthy she was also nominated for her sitcom mike and molly. 21 nominations, magnum scored 19 nominations including best drama. and boardwalk empire has 18 nominations. comedy show modern family received 17 bids and saturday night live got 16 nominations. >>> recapping top stories, u.c. regents are expected to vote to hike tuition for the second time in a m
.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from here at rancho mirage, california, preparations are under way for the funeral of former first lady betty ford. family and friends will gather tuesday for a celebration of life service. barbara pinto has more on the nation saying good-bye to a brave and beloved woman who touched so many lives. >> r rorter: her candor and courage touched the nation. and now we know more how betty ford's family will pay tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they want to pay tribute to her. and private services in n public california and michigan. mrs. ford, who died of natural causus friday at age 93, will first be remembered in a private service tuesday in palm desert, california, near where she and
the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >>> nearly two years after those american hikers were captured and taken to an iranian prison the only one to be released is pushing to bring her friend and fiance home. sarah shourd organized a rally in duluth, minnesota, for shane bauer and josh fattal, hoping to bring attention back to the men. the iranians accuse the hikers of being american spies. the hikers say they accidentally wandered across the border. >>> the royal couple, they are back home today after a whirlwind hollywood weekend. and yes, even tinseltown seemed a little bit star-r-ruck by wills and kate. bob woodruff was there for every single squeal. >> reporter: on thth final day of their north american tour, a greeting fit for rock stars. >> oh my goodness! >> i shook his hand. it was so exciting. look, i'm shaking. >> they're shaking hands, they're talking to the children, they're accepting their flowers, they're just lovely. >> reporter: and then for the
by a trusted associate at his home in kandahar yesterday. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack but there's doubt about the rebel group's involvement. >>> in a moving white house remony president obama awarded the nation's highest military honor to army sergeant first class leroy petry for bravery in the line of fire. petry's actions cost him his right hand but he saved the lives of his comrades. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and
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